A Great Product Is Your Best Marketing Channel | Jeff Kofman
The Radio Free Enterprise Minute
“What’s really thrilling about our solution is that it’s so easy to use. It does exactly what you want it to, and that’s the best way to sell.” In today’s 1:12 episode of The Radio Free Enterprise Minute, Jeff Kofman, CEO of Trint, gives much of the credit for the rapid growth of his company to the effectiveness of the product itself. Learn more about Jeff Kofman and Trint: https://trint.com/
1687: Is it a Nice to Have or a Need to Have? with Jeff Kofman Founder and Owner of Trint Ltd
The Entrepreneur Way
Jeff Kofman, CEO and founder of Trint, is a tech entrepreneur with an unusual backstory. As an Emmy award-winning network television news foreign correspondent and war correspondent with ABC, CBS and CBC News he spent more than three decades reporting from around the world. Jeff has covered many of the biggest stories of our time including the Iraq War, the Arab Spring, Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Oil Spill and the Chile Mine Rescue. He’s won an Edward R. Murrow Award, a duPont Award and two Emmys, including one for his coverage of the fall of Muammar Gadhafi in Libya in 2011. “make sure that your idea really is a sustainable business. I think it’s the most simple advice and it’s really important to say yeah but who is going to pay for it? And why would they pay? …I think first of all does the world need it? I think that’s a question you need to ask. Is this a nice to have or a need to have?... I think the does the world need this question is a really important one. You could argue with a gamer for example does the world need a game? No but the next question is, does the world won’t this and want it enough to pay for it in a monetizable sustainable scalable way? And I think that’s the second question you have got to answer… You really need to answer the first and you absolutely must answer the second ”…[Listen for More] Click Here for Show Notes To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7Ev
Jeff Kofman, the “accidental entrepreneur” - Founder and CEO of Trint on: What You Can Learn About Entrepreneurism From Being an Award Winning War Journalist.
The European Startup Show
[0:48] - What need does Trint solve beyond transcription? [2:45] - How does Trint differ from other transcription services? [6:14] - How did you go from being a war journalist to becoming an entrepreneur? [14:49] - What have you learned as a war correspondent that you were able to use to become the entrepreneur and CEO you are today? [21:09] - What advice would you give someone starting a company who has little experience in entrepreneurship and/or are starting this late in their life? [29:02] - How did you determine the average sale price of your platform given it is more than just transcription? [33:41] - What are some of the mistakes you made and what advice would you give others? [37:13] - Given your background in journalism and interviewing, what have you found to work for good interview questions - that allow you to get to the heart of someone’s motivation? Links:TrintBook Recommendations:Shackleton’s way - Lessons in Leadership
The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Jeff Kofman, founder of Trint, to talk about creating a transcription startup (4:30), solving the problem (7:30), what to do when others start giving it away for free (8:45), why competition isn't a bad thing (11:00), the history of speech-to-text (18:00), how being a journalist trained him to be an entrepreneur (20:50), how digital shifted to the front foot (23:30), being terrified by rivals (28:50), expanding beyond his first idea (31:30), lettuce (34:50), raising $10 million (35:50), and his worst day of work (37:50). Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/dannyinthevalley.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Media Voices: Trint founder Jeff Kofman on why journalists should be entrepreneurs
Media Voices Podcast
This week we hear from Jeff Kofman, founder and CEO of Trint, about the dark abyss of transcription, whether Google and Facebook are serious about funding journalism and the good the bad and the ugly of social media.In the news roundup the team discusses a bad week for UK media companies including Johnston Press going into administration, Esquire cutting back its print offering, and Shortlist going digital-only. The team go Thanksgiving mad (not in a good way).
Episode 8: Interview with Jeff Kofman, Founder of Trint + Chiang Mai Remote Working
The Remarkable Business Show
Episode 8 of The Remarkable Business Show Thanks for tuning in for this episode and a special welcome if you are a first-time listener. In this episode I talk about my experience of working remotely as a "digital nomad" in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. It is a wonderful city with so much going for it: amazing weather, lovely people, a big digital nomad community, cycling, incredibly quick internet and a perfect location for seeing other parts of the world. (You'd be right in thinking that I enjoyed it!). I've also just launched a little side project - https://stelv.io - check it out and get 10% off using the code REMARKABLE. If you are outside the UK and would like to order something, then just get in touch and we can get you sorted out. Special guest on the show This episode's guest is the award-winning journalist and founder of Trint, Jeff Kofman. Jeff knows the world of video content. He's an Emmy winning veteran network television news and war correspondent with more than three decades of experience reporting from around the world. He's covered many of the biggest stories of our time including the Iraq war, the Arab Spring, hurricane Katrina, the Gulf oil spill and the Chile mine rescue. Trint is a productivity tool that revolutionizes the handling of audio and video content, offering intuitive editing and sharing of automated transcripts. Trint has developed a text editor that does the heavy lifting for you, the user. YOU’LL LEARN why he created Trint the importance of UX the importance of testing Jeff's advice for starting out in business how he experienced and reported on some of the world's most famous events Quote of the Episode: This episode's quote is from Mark Twain and fits nicely with the travel that I've been doing lately. "Travel is fatal to prejudice bigotry and narrow mindedness and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts broad wholesome charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth for one's lifetime" Going and seeing the world, experiencing new cultures and meeting people is the number one thing I would recommend to someone who wants to be successful in life both personally and with work. Don't forget to sign up for The Bulletin and my free e-book - "Essential tools, tips and advice to make you more efficient and productive." Name Email Subscribe The full transcript is available over on the right-hand side of the page at http://www.remarkable.fm Reeeeeespect to Howard and Harry at Engine7 for their audio wizardry and advice. Go and see their new website >> https://www.engine7.co.uk Thank you for listening, I really appreciate your valuable time. Thanks for joining me again on this episode of The Remarkable Business Show. Let me know what you think of the show by sending me an email to jon at jonmoss.co.uk If you enjoyed this episode, please let someone know - send them a message or email or tweet about the show. You can share this episode easily by clicking the share link at the top of the page. Thank you! Also, please leave an honest review for the Remarkable Business Show on iTunes or Stitcher. Ratings and reviews are super-helpful and they make a HUGE difference for the show viability. Anything you write, I promise I will read. Music by Ben Sound and Premium Beats.Special Guest: Jeff Kofman.Sponsored By:Stelvio: A special thank you for being a listener. Get 10% your entire order by using the special code. Promo Code: REMARKABLELinks:Stelvio Cycling Goods – Stelvio Store — Fine cycling goods.Trint - Transcribe audio to text with our online transcription softwareChiang Mai travel - Lonely PlanetCycling culture in Chiang Mai (and beyond) | CyclingTips
Does Technology Replace or Liberate? with Jeff Kofman – 123
Art of Value Show - Discover Value | Create Options | Start Pricing
In this episode, Jeff Kofman and I discuss his journey from journalism to tech startup CEO. Jeff explains how he came up with the idea for Trint.com, an AI (artificial intelligence) transcription service. He then shares insights into the pricing strategy for their SaaS (software as a service) product. About Jeff Kofman Jeff Kofman is […] The post Does Technology Replace or Liberate? with Jeff Kofman – 123 appeared first on Art Of Value.